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WiMAX Launch Today…but

WiMAX is expected to launch today.

Michael Lai, the Chief Executive Officer of Packet One (P1) Berhad said that the company will officially roll out its first stage of WiMax services which will cover the Klang Valley in around KLCC, Setapak, Sentul, Gombak and some areas of Subang. Prices for the services ranges from RM60 to RM100 depending on the speed of the broadband internet access. He said “We intend to be a regional player. We have been talking to some new WiMAX licensees in the region and are exploring opportunities for potential collaborations,”

MalaysiaToday.com

But…

Only few coverage areas? Waitaminute…isn’t WiMAX’s coverage is within 100km radius or something? What are they launching anyway? WiMAX or WiFi?

If it’s truly a WiMAX, then those who are within 100km radius of KLCC should be able to get the signal. Right? I’m in Damansara area, and KLCC to Damansara is way less than 100km. So I should be able to get WiMAX too. But why the limited coverage?

This is so sad. Most of us have been waiting for WiMAX for a long time already, and these people have been delaying their services too many times already. And finally when they are ready to launch, I don’t see it as WiMAX, more like juiced up WiFi only.

Guess we have to wait again…

4 Comments

  1. great, your comment is so right! when most people are taking P1 WiMAX as a hype, I share the same doubt as you do. What is WiMAX if it couldn’t have 50km radius coverage? Can someone enlighten me with our infra constraints if there’s any? Or simply a commercial ball game?

  2. I have a feeling someone’s pocket is getting really crowded with cash.

    You’re right. WiMax Should have a wide coverage area based on KM and not a few Meters only.

    All along, many companies in Malaysia thinks the citizens are still from the stone age and don’t know how to tell WiMax from WiFi.

  3. Az1

    Whatever it is guys, it is very odd to see the coverage being limited. As most of us know, WiMAX covers such wide area in terms of radius, perhaps between 50 – 100 km. To have it only in certain “hotspots” in and around town is weird. I won’t be calling it WiMAX at all.

    Is there anyone who knows what’s going on or have any information on why the limited coverage? Leave a comment.

  4. Obi Wan Kentucky

    Honestly, I’m sick of all these bull about product hype, only to find out that these so called ‘product offers’ never live up to its billing.

    Just look at Streamyx, Maxis, Celcom, AirZed or whatever services we have out there.

    Have we yet come across a service that truly lives up to its promises?

    And that marketing statement of ‘service delivery of UP TO XXX MBps’ should be banned, as it surely makes them attractive to public, but then everyone knows it doesn’t work out that way.

    Be honest to the public la…

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